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Poster: vapors Date: Jan 29, 2011 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the moral compass card is spinning...

“With nothing to believe in the compass always points to Terrapin”

I also did alright vending at shows - the entire enterprise was undertaken for the sole purpose of continuing on the road. While hopefully at the end of tour I would have enough surplus to buy more blank tees or at least get home and find a temporary job until the next shows, I didn’t come away from any tour with great wads of cash. I did feel very rich from the experience of hearing my favorite band and all I encountered and overcame in doing so.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 27, 2011 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the moral compass card is spinning...on my head

It's funny that I realize a big difference in the latter era folks was the "scene" (we've covered it plenty--how it was not around when I was going), and thus, I never could have made $$ with/due to the DEAD, and as I've droned on about so often, by far and away, I spent so much energy talking people into to going, working on converting them, etc., etc., that I sometimes feel they DEFN owe me something. Maybe just a Forum Chiffafrobe, but something.

If you ask any person that knows me, that has known me well for 30+ yrs, and asked them to describe me, they wouldn't get far without mentioning the DEAD.

So, I don't feel in the end that it was much diff than an odd looking little partnership. But, yeah--I would still feel guilty about doing something someone didn't want me to do; don't we all? Esp ones that I naively (and still sometimes do) felt were different, not in it for the money, etc., etc. (how much will Phil actually get per 60 disks? I assume very little).

EDIT: the other thing they'd mention is "Crap--Tell can't spell to save his life!"

This post was modified by William Tell on 2011-01-27 14:47:54